Big Sky

Examiner's and Insturctors

**The instructors on this page are instructors that have attended a Standard & Certifications clinic in the past year and are recommended by their club and their region. They are also listed as "preferred" examiners for club level certifications. Clubs are not required to use these preferred examiners, but it is highly recommended, as the instructors/examiners are up to date with the current information for club level certifications. **

Wendy Livoni
Wendy has been involved with pony club for the past 12 years as she moved from Montana to Oregon, to Nevada and now back in Montana.  She was involved first as a parent, then moved on to becoming Jt. DC, instructor, DC and Vice RS.  She also was lucky to have been the coach of the Big Sky Region/Inland Empire Region for Show Jumping at USPC Western Championships in Washington 2009 where the team placed first.

Wendy has a vast range of experience from drill team to dressage to show jumping to equitation to eventing. She has worked in barns as a groom and rider on the East coast, the West coast as well as Hampshire, England. In college, she had the good fortune to train under Kip Rosenthal and Carol Altman (Fallon) Maloney at Bennett College.  While at college, Wendy benefited from riding in clinics with Ronnie Mutch, George Morris, Francis Rowe and Judy Richter. When she moved West, she rode with the Ralph Hill and the late Cindy Burge along with competing in Hunter/Jumper shows and 3 Day Events.

She continues her involvement with horses, adding pony club instructing and breeding Connemara/Thoroughbreds to her resume. Currently she instructs with the Five Valleys Pony Club. Wendy also continues to educate herself by participating in riding and instructing clinics with National Examiners such as Cathy Frederickson, Sali Gear and Asia Thayer as well as with eventers and jumper riders including Meggan Holloway and Karen Stevenson. 

*Wendy is comfortable prepping through the C3/HB level. Wendy is comfortable examining up to C2 level in both horse management and riding testings. She has attended a Standards and Certifications clinic within the past year. (406)-381-5335,

Becca Skoric
Becca Skoric currently resides in Missoula MT and is an HB/C3 Dressage, C1 Eventing. She has worked with clinicians Daniel Stewart, Katrina Sechler, Sali Gear, Shelley Kincaid, Jennette Scanlon and takes regular lessons with Grand Prix dressage rider Bob Chapeski. She has participated in the USPC Visiting Instructor Program and has taught at camps in Oregon and Alaska. Becca is comfortable prepping members up to the HB level/C2 dressage level, and is comfortable testing up to the C2 HM, C1 riding levels. She has lots of experience working with kids, and likes to make her lessons fun! She regularly instructs with Five Valleys Pony Club.

She also currently serves as Co-Regional Instructional Coordinator for the region and loves helping members of all ages and levels achieve goals in their riding by organizing events at a regional level.

She has attended a Standards and Certifications clinic within the past year.  You can reach her at 307-250-7340 or

Leslie Nalls


Madeline Auch


Emily Luoma-Brester


Kelsey Hammond


Z. Grace Boyd


Big Sky Region Pony Club